Flat Roof Repair
Flat Roof Repair is one of the services we perform to keep your structure leak free. If you are in need of repair of your commercial roof, call us and we will take control of the situation before it worsens. We specialize in the remediation of flat roofing issues.
We offer professional flat roof repair and throughout our surrounding states. Let us help you protect your investment! We realize the importance of regular inspections of your commercial surface to prevent leaks and spot early signs of problems. Weather related damage can go undetected until water finally finds its way into the building below. This may be immediate but usually takes more than a year to occur. The insurance company generally allows only one year after a storm to allow a claim. After that it is the responsibility of the building owner.
A regular inspection performed annually or after a severe storm will identify potential leakage within the allowable time frame. This will also identify areas of ponding, wear from foot traffic and furniture, heat and UV deterioration and separations, cracks or sagging. In almost all instances, the surface can be repaired or an elastomeric coating can be applied. Rubberized coatings are laid directly over the existing surface material and seal it off to all moisture. Before coating a roof, we may call for a thermographic imaging of the entire surface to detect any moisture that in not visible from walking the area. These wet areas will have to be dried prior to coating – we can do it!
Shingle Roof Repair
Shingle Roof Repair is necessary at times, even if a roof was recently installed. Asphalt shingles, especially, can be damaged by high winds and even blown off a home. Hail can also do serious damage. If you have had a severe storm recently, call us right away to inspect your roof for damage.
For shingle roof repair the insurance companies generally allow up to one year after a severe weather event to file a claim for damage, but any possible issues should identified and documented immediately. Photos, preferably with date stamps, of fallen branches, asphalt gravel in the gutters, or blown off tabs or sheets are all helpful to your claim. Then be sure to call us for a complete evaluation.
Shingle roof repair is especially important for three-tab asphalt shingles as they are easily lifted by the wind; weakened by hail, ice and sun; and damaged by falling branches. They are also more likely to have been installed improperly, which leaves them vulnerable to even a 50 mph wind gust.
Metal Roof Repair
Metal Roof Repair covers a gamut of materials. We can fix all varieties, including steel, zinc alloy, aluminum, tin and copper. There are two basic categories that make up this type of surface:
- Shingles: Metal roof repair for shingle surfaces is very often the result of an improper installation followed by severe weather. Installed properly, shingles of aluminum, steel or copper should last without issues for 40 years or longer. Repair also becomes necessary if the shingles were not fastened properly or an inferior underlayment was used. Complete replacement of these systems is rarely necessary.
- Panels: Flat panels, which include the popular standing seam variety, always feature joined seams. They are either coated or galvanized. They are vulnerable to water intrusion through places where openings exist for vent pipes, skylights, ducts and fans, as well as along areas where two planes meet. The adhesives used for these systems years ago were not very durable. They can lose their properties with time and allow leakage to occur. Older installations may also rust and break down. We can perform a complete inspection of your paneled installation and determine any points of water entry and potential water entry.
While metal installations are among the longest lasting, it is vital to keep them in good shape and take care of leaks. We can fix an old or improperly installed system using top quality workmanship and materials. It will add years to the life of your roof.
Metal surfaces have been a staple of home-building throughout the United States since the country was formed. This material was used for houses of the aristocracy in the early days, and for the average homeowner beginning in the 19th century. Recently, there has been a renewed interest in these systems due to their durability and versatility for both homes and businesses.
Repairs are generally needed because an installation has become old, or the materials were not installed correctly to begin with. We can bring it up to par or fix any damage.
We repair roof leaks before they cause more costly damage to your home or building. Whether your leaks are a mere annoyance or are causing problems now, they must be addressed because they will not get better on their own. We have a proven track record of finding, repairing and preventing water intrusion, so call us today!
When roof leaks first start, they often go unnoticed for a long time because they begin as small and inconspicuous. Intruding water may travel a long horizontal distance before it reaches a place to enter the rooms below. It often will enter a wall rather than the ceiling and remain unseen, feeding dangerous mold and mildew growth. The moisture can also soak into wall board for a long time before showing through on the inside of the wall.
Commercial buildings generally have flat tops and leaks can often become torrential from improper drainage. Water can pour into the space below ruining equipment, paperwork or furnishings. One thing that all leaks have in common, besides water, is the fact that they get progressively worse and often appear in new locations without warning. If you notice a little staining on a ceiling tile in your office, or on the ceiling or wall in your home, take action right away: give us a call and our professional contractors will find the problem and correct it before damage becomes critical.
Preventing roof leaks is the key to protecting your home or building. As one of the most experienced contractors in state, we are well resourced to perform a comprehensive inspection of your surface. We are expertly trained to find the source of your leaks and detect areas that could pose future problems.